Roberto Montenegro: (February 19, 1885 in Guadalajara - October 13, 1968 in Mexico City)

Montenegro originally studied at the Academia de San Carlos, but he later received a scholarship from the Mexican Government to study at the Academia de San Fernando in Madrid. In 1907, Montenegro moved to Paris where he met Picasso, Gris, Braque and Cocteau. The energy of Paris inspiring him, he did some illustrations for the magazine Le Temoin, illustrated a version of Aladdin's Lamp and wrote a biography of the Russian dancer Nijinsky. He was commissioned to paint frescoes in the convent of San Pedro and San Pablo, where in 1924, Montenegro finished one of his more famous works "Fiesta de la Santa Cruz".